Burke County Sheriff’s Office teaches elementary students importance of drug and alcohol safety

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SGA Elementary students are learning how to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

It was a part of the C.H.A.M.P.S graduation for 5th graders in Sardis, Georgia. 

The “C.H.A.M.P.S” program stands for choosing healthy activities and methods. 

The group promotes safety. 

Burke County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Randall Norman says the lessons taught in the initiative are crucial for children at an early age.

“It lets them know peer pressure is terrible and using drugs and alcohol is terrible,” explained Norman. “Or miss using those things is not a good thing, especially for children.”

NewsChannel 6 reporter Devin Johnson was at the C.H.A.M.P.S graduation.

He was the guest speaker of the ceremony.

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